I went in knowing from previous experience that I would be unlikely to find something that I both liked and could afford, and that was certainly the case.
There were some lovely pieces but were way outside my price range.
It’s just a shame that it was just way outside of my price range. I do hope this doesn’t turn out to be another of life’s little missed opportunities.
w=174&h=243 174w, https://hayllamas.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/1522c.jpg? w=348&h=483 348w, https://hayllamas.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/1522c.jpg? w=108&h=150 108w, https://hayllamas.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/1522c.jpg? w=216&h=300 216w" sizes="(max-width: 174px) 100vw, 174px" / One thing that did catch my eye was an absolutely gorgeous Art Nouveau necklace, which I asked to look at.
As the seller took it out of the display case to show it to me, she said it was an original Charles Horner dating from around 1908, and at that point I knew that I wasn’t going to be able to afford it.
Only the label didn’t say Quiz; it said Stella Morgan.
I’ve done a little detective work on this since, and it seems legitimate – Tesco are also selling it branded as Stella Morgan under their F&F range.
When the sales girl asked me if there was anything wrong with it I said there wasn’t, it just wasn’t right for me.